Why won’t the judge’s judicial assistant help me with my case?

Applies to the following: 
escambia
santarosa
okaloosa
walton

Judicial assistants are not lawyers and are not permitted by law to give legal advice.  Under the Laws of Florida judicial assistants are not permitted to recommend lawyers or advise you on how to handle the matters pending before the judge.  Judicial assistants do not have the authority to excuse you from court appearances - only a judge can grant that request.